USAID, August 2015

The 2015 Acting on the Call: ending preventable child and maternal deaths report reveals that USAID's maternal and child survival efforts have resulted in nearly 2.5 million more children surviving and 200,000 maternal deaths averted since 2008 in USAID's 24 priority countries. In addition, the USAID report details how to reach 38 million of the most vulnerable women around the world with increased access to health care during delivery by 2020.

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The New York Times, August 2015

The Global Enteric Multicenter Study revealed that bacterial forms of diarrhea are more common than we realized. But updating the World Health Organization's diarrhea guidelines may not make sense, because of a current lack of accurate, low-cost diagnostics -- along with some other challenges.

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BBC News, July 2015

A new study by ICDDR,B published in The Lancet is the first to prove the effectiveness and feasibility of an oral cholera vaccine in real-life settings in Bangladesh. Importantly, the integration of other diarrhea interventions, like safe water and handwashing, helped to further drive down incidences of cholera.

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The New York Times, July 2015

A new report from WHO/UNICEF warns that while access to clean drinking water has shown considerable improvement, and that the number of children dying from diarrhea have decreased, global progress on sanitation lags behind. To eliminate open defecation by 2030, one of the sustainable development goals, current rates of reduction must double, and the focus must shft to the world's poorest places.

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The Financial Express, June 2015

The India Sanitation Coalition is a partnership among corporations, nonprofits, and the general public to help develop a sustainable way forward for the Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India).

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Forbes, June 2015

"Within six years of the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine, hospitalizations for the diarrheal illness had dropped by 94% and hospitalizations for the overall gastrointestinal illnesses were cut in half. Those are the findings of CDC-funded research published in JAMA today."

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DNA News, May 2015

An interview with researchers reveals the value of subsidies in motivating communities in Bangladesh to build and use latrines, and offers insight on the implication of these research findings to help overcome open defecation in India.

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NPR, May 2015

Chienge, Zambia, has become the first district in southern Africa to end open defecation, with every family having their own toilet.

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RotaFlash, May 2015

New country-led research published in a new supplement of the journal Vaccine demonstrates the cost-effectiveness and public health impact of rotavirus vaccines.

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World Economic Forum, May 2015

"For fast-growing countries like India and Bangladesh, tackling rotavirus -- which cheats children and the nation of productivity, well-being and development -- should be a priority."

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